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Fred Zinkie

Look to Rockies, Cubs for big bats

Taillon, Carrasco among best mound options today

Look to Rockies, Cubs for big bats

Welcome to DraftKings fantasy baseball, the Official Daily Fantasy Game of Major League Baseball.

The players listed below are in position to provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Monday.

Carlos Gonzalez: With a lifetime .258 ISO against right-handers that exceeds his .183 mark vs. lefties, the outfielder could have a great game when he bats at hitter-friendly Miller Park against righty Jimmy Nelson (4.31 ERA, 1.49 WHIP in 2016).

DJ LeMahieu: Hitting .341 with a .413 on-base percentage this season, the second baseman has the skills to reach base often when he brings his balanced lifetime splits into a matchup with Nelson and a Brewers bullpen that lacks reliable options after trading away Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith in late July.

LeMahieu's RBI double

Addison Russell: The second-year shortstop will be in great position to improve on his lifetime 103 wRC+ against right-handers (69 vs. lefties) when he faces righty Edwin Jackson (career 4.60 ERA, 1.51 WHIP). Russell could also thrive late in the game against a Padres bullpen that ranks 26th in the Majors with a 4.46 ERA.

Anthony Rizzo: With 25 homers, 87 RBIs and a .395 on-base percentage across 522 plate appearances, the first baseman has been one of the most productive players in baseball this season. From the heart of a Cubs lineup that ranks third in baseball with 627 runs scored, Rizzo could produce a game-changing DraftKings total at the expense of Jackson (5.36 ERA, 1.51 WHIP in 2016) and an unreliable Padres bullpen.

Scooter Gennett: The second baseman owns lopsided lifetime splits, with a .778 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .480 mark vs. lefties. Gennett could provide production at a premium position when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against righty Chad Bettis (career 5.25 ERA, 1.53 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 28th in baseball with a 4.80 ERA.

Gennett's four-hit game

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: With 11 homers and eight steals across 330 plate appearances, the outfielder has the skills to produce in multiple ways when he brings his lifetime 102 wRC+ against right-handers (37 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Bettis (5.29 ERA, 1.49 WHIP in 2016) and a Rockies squad that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .671 defensive efficiency ratio.

Jake Lamb: In his breakout 2016 season, the third baseman has produced 24 homers and 75 RBIs across 397 at-bats primarily on the strength of a .956 OPS against right-handers (.612 vs. lefties). Lamb could have a great game when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against Braves righty Mike Foltynewicz (career 5.09 ERA, 1.48 WHIP).

Michael Bourn: The outfielder could reach base often or score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .703 OPS against right-handers (.637 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Foltynewicz (4.45 ERA, 1.31 WHIP in 2016). In his career, Foltynewicz has allowed left-handed hitters such as Bourn to post a .922 OPS (.767 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Jason Kipnis: From the No. 2 spot in the lineup, the second baseman could reach base often or score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime 124 wRC+ against right-handers (91 vs. lefties) into a matchup with A's rookie righty Andrew Triggs (4.98 ERA, 1.38 WHIP).

Tyler Naquin: The rookie outfielder will be in prime position to improve on his impressive .322/.378/.616 slash line against right-handers when he faces the rookie righty Triggs and an A's squad that is tied for 20th in the Majors with a .683 defensive efficiency ratio.

Indians win on inside-the-parker

Lonnie Chisenhall: The outfielder has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has logged a lifetime .745 OPS (.667 vs. lefties). Chisenhall could serve as a cost-effective member of DraftKings squads when he faces the rookie righty Triggs.

Robinson Cano: In his productive career, the second baseman has produced an impressive .891 OPS against right-handers (.776 vs. lefties). From the No. 3 spot in the lineup, Cano could display his power when he faces Yankees righty Michael Pineda (4.89 ERA, 1.4 HR/9 rate in 2016).

Seth Smith: With a lifetime 122 wRC+ against right-handers (60 vs. lefties) the outfielder will be primed to produce when he faces the right-handed Pineda (1.33 WHIP in 2016). Smith could be part of a productive lineup, as the Mariners rank sixth in the Majors with a .768 OPS against righties.

Jameson Taillon: With a 3.00 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP, the right-hander has been one of the most effective rookie hurlers this season. Taillon could continue his strong debut campaign when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against an Astros squad that ranks third in the Majors in strikeouts (1,125) and will have to work without the designated hitter position at a National League venue.

Zack Godley: With a 4.85 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP this season, the right-hander could be a reasonably priced second starter in DraftKings contests when he faces a Braves lineup that ranks 29th in the Majors in ISO vs. righties (.128) and last in total home runs (83).

Godley earns win vs. Mets

Carlos Carrasco: Having posted a 3.22 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and a 9.8 K/9 rate since the outset of 2014, the right-hander has the skills to post an outstanding DraftKings total when he works at pitcher-friendly Oakland Coliseum against an A's lineup that ranks 25th in the Majors with a .706 OPS against righties.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Saturday's games.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.